Where were you when the United States sold the government to big money donors and corporate sponsors? You were probably at home, unaware that it was happening. In 2010 the conservative group Citizens United confronted the Supreme Court regarding how campaign finance regulations were bad for America. Their fundamental argument was, in essence, that limiting campaign financing was against ‘freedom’. In some way this argument held enough water for the Supreme Court to pass muster. As a result, floodgates were opened and billionaires came pouring in to buy off their favorite politicians. The will of the people was subverted and Capitol Hill became tainted.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that was designed with the core goal of overturning the Citizens United decision. End Citizens United was crafted by Tiffany Muller, the President of the committee, and it has been her tireless work that has brought the PAC up in terms of influence. Muller is a former adviser for Democrat senates and she has used all of her political savvy to make End Citizens United a legitimate game changer in the political machine. The election of Donald Trump, one of the most historically divisive Presidents of all time, has also given fuel to the work being done at End Citizens United.
End Citizens United is succeeding in large part because people are angry. People want a chance to have their voice heard in the political arena. They want their vote to equal representation, not the money of all these millionaire and billionaire donors. This has given End Citizens United a huge boost through the early portion of 2017. End Citizens United raised nearly $4 million of their $35 million goal within the first quarter of the year. These donations came in by way of 100,000 donors. Of those donors nearly 40% of them were giving money for the first time. This is a great indicator that there is real passion spreading throughout the country to oppose Trump and his destructive political agenda.
In order for Citizens United to eventually be overturned there needs to be a push at the legislative level. No matter how many petitions get signed, Washington D.C. isn’t going to make a move until someone puts an amendment on the table. That is why End Citizens United has been backing some major progressive players in the United States Government. From Georgia’s Jon Ossoff to Senator Elizabeth Warren, End Citizens United is deciding to get in there and back people who will put their money where their mouth is. Senator Warren is up for re-election and her support from End Citizens United should help make it possible to keep fighting the good fight in order to overturn Citizens United.